PUBLISHED:October 01, 2014

Case Docket: The Duke Environmental Law and Policy Clinic, fall 2014

In the fall of 2014, the Environmental Law and Policy Clinic took on four exciting new cases and clients. 

One new project involves the Boone, N.C.-based environmental group Arctic Voices, headed by Dr. Harvard Ayers.  Students working this project are thinking globally while acting locally, as Artic Voices is interested in combatting climate change by mobilizing local communities to install rooftop solar power. 

At the national level, students are working during the fall semester with the National Young Farmer’s Coalition to identify regulatory barriers that keep new farmers out of sustainable livestock production in the United States.  

In Durham, a team of clinic students is working with the Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association to investigate turning an urban brownfield site into useable green space. 

Finally, offshore oil exploration is bringing seismic testing to the waters off the North Carolina coast, and a team working on behalf of the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center is evaluating the environmental impacts of this work on sea life.